The Indo-Pacific has emerged as the world’s economic and strategic centre of gravity. Learn more about the GIGA’s research, policy exchange and knowledge transfer activities on this mega region.
The Indo-Pacific has emerged as the world’s economic and strategic centre of gravity. Established powers line the United States and Japan and rapidly rising powers like China and India compete and cooperate with each other in this mega region which stretches from east coast of Africa to the Pacific Island Countries. Issues regarding connectivity, economic interdependence, multilateralism and security loom large on the region’s agenda. European states like France, Germany and the Netherlands have developed foreign policy guidelines and strategies for cooperating with the Indo-Pacific. The EU as a whole will follow in 2021. The GIGA’s research, policy exchange and knowledge transfer activities focus in particular on the perspectives of governmental and non-governmental actors in the region itself. How do they conceptualise the Indo-Pacific? How do they contribute to or deal with increasing geoeconomic and geopolitical competition in the region? And what are their concerns, policy priorities and their visions for regional development?